I was inspired today by my new favorite blogger, Stephanie Klein. She wrote a post describing the soundtrack of her life, and I thought, "Heck. I love music. I can come up with a list." So, here I go.
If my life were a movie (and I assure you, it'd be a boring movie), these are the songs that would make up the soundtrack. And it'd be one of those annoying soundtracks, I'm sure, full of songs that weren't actually in the movie. But it's my movie, so deal with it:
1. This Year's Love - David Gray
"This year's love had better last. Heaven knows it's high time, and I've been waiting on my own for too long. But when you hold me like you do, it feels so right. I start to forget how my heart gets torn."
2. Gone - Kelly Clarkson
"Sometimes shattered, never open. Nothing matters when you're broken. That was me whenever I was with you. Always ending, always over. Back and forth, up and down like a roller coaster. I am breaking that habit today."
3. Still Fighting It - Ben Folds
"Everybody knows it hurts to grow up, but every does. It's so weird to be back here. Let me tell you what, the years go on and we're still fighting it... "
4. Livin' On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
"We've got to hold on to what we've got. It doesn't make a difference if we make it or not. We've got each other, and that's a lot. For love we'll give it a shot."
5. First Day of My Life - Bright Eyes
"This is the first day of my life. Glad I didn't die before I met you. But now I don't care, I could go anywhere with you and I'd probably be happy. So if you want to be with me, with these things there's no telling, we'll just have to wait and see."
6. Simple As It Should Be - Tristan Prettyman
"Put your hands to my hands. Put your knees to my knees. Put your eyes to my eyes. Come on, baby, compliment me. 'Cause I don't think that we should ever feel the need to worry, ever get ourselves in a hurry, you know I love you, I know you love me. So time will go, and we may be far apart, I know. But as far as I can see, this is so good."
7. Holiday From Real - Jack's Mannequin
"But if you left it up to me, every day would be a holiday from real. We'd waste our weeks beneath the sun. We'd lie and tell our friends it's so much fun out here. But when it's all over, I'll come back for another year."
8. Life Is Wonderful - Jason Mraz
"It takes a night to make it dawn, and it takes a day to you yawn, brother. It takes some old to make you young, it takes some cold to know the sun, it takes the one to have the other. It takes no time to fall in love, but it takes you years to know what love is. It takes some fears to make you trust, it takes those tears to make it rust, it takes some dust to make it polished."
9. I'm Sensitive - Jewel
"You always tell me that it's impossible to be respected and be a girl. Why's it gotta be so complicated? Why you gotta tell me if I'm hated? So please be careful with me. I'm sensitive, and I'd like to stay that way."
10. My Stupid Mouth - John Mayer
"One more thing, why is it my fault? So maybe I try too hard, but it's all because of this desire. I just wanna be liked. I just wanna be funny. Looks like the joke's on me, so call me Captain Backfire."
11. First - Lindsay Lohan
"Why don't you tell her what's been going on? 'Cause she seems to be dreaming instead of just leaving. If you don't have the heart to fill her in, then just step aside and let me lay it on the line. 'Cause you're mine, and tonight you don't revolve around her. You're mine, and this time I'm gonna scream a little louder."
12. I Don't Want To Be - Gavin DeGraw
"I don't want to be anything other than me. I'm surrounded by liars everywhere I turn. I'm surrounded by impostors everywhere I turn. I'm surrounded by identity crisis everywhere I turn. Am I the only one who's noticed? I can't be the only one who's learned."
And there you have it. My soundtrack. Check back in five minutes. I'm sure it will have changed.
What? I'm indecisive.